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Hans-Peter Briegel
Personal information
Date of birth 11 October 1955 (1955-10-11) (age 54)
Place of birth    Rodenbach, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Fullback, Centre-back
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
1972–1974
1974–1975
SV Rodenbach
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1975–1984
1984–1986
1986–1988
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Hellas Verona
U.C. Sampdoria
240 (47)
055 (12)
051 0(9)   
National team
1979–1986 West Germany 072 0(4)
Teams managed
1989–1992
1992–1994
1994–1995
1999–2000
2001–2002
2002–2006
2006–2007
2007
FC Glarus
SV Edenkoben
SG Wattenscheid 09
Beşiktaş
Trabzonspor
Albania
Bahrain
Ankaragücü

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Hans-Peter Briegel (born 11 October 1955 in Rodenbach, West Germany) is a former German football player and manager.

One of the most popular players in his days, Hans-Peter Briegel's original sport was athletics, being successful in various events such as long jump (personal best: 7 metres 50 cm), triple jump and specifically in heptathlon-forerunner pentathlon. Briegel gained his best result as an athlete in Decathlon, but the son of a farmer struggled to compete properly in javelin throw and the high jump. So at the age of 17 he left athletics behind him, playing club football with hometown side SV Rodenbach near Kaiserslautern.

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Club career

Two years after that he was picked up by Erich Ribbeck and Ribbeck took him to training with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, being impressed by the power and stamina the youngster had to offer. Ribbeck was aware that Briegel struggled to combinate football need with his physical power and presence, but as practice makes perfect, Briegel was improving. Failing to cope the needs as striker, he did a lot better as defender. On 10 April 1976, Ribbeck brought him on as a sub in a 4-3 win over Bayern München. Until 1984 he stayed with local side 1. FC Kaiserslautern before he moved on to Hellas Verona in Italy. It should be seen as one of the best efforts of his career that he also gained his sort of reputation and importance in a league such as the Italian Serie A, largely seen as one of the most technical in Europe. Briegel was an immediate key to success for his new club, surprisingly capturing the Serie A title in 1985 with the Gialloblu. The same year Briegel was named Fußballer des Jahres (Footballer of the Year) in Germany, remarkable as he was the first foreign-based awardee in the history of the award.

Subsequent to the end of his contract at Hellas Verona, Briegel changed clubs to join fellow Italian top division outfit U.C. Sampdoria of Genoa with whom he won the Coppa Italia before his retirement as a player in 1988. Hans-Peter Briegel's success in football, based on his physical constitution, his speed and his tireless running, made him the clearest symbol for the soldier-like reputation of German football in between the years. His nickname Die Walz von der Pfalz (literally "The steamroller from Palatinate") is referring to both, his playing style as well as to his origin. Briegel, who scored 47 goals in 240 Bundesliga matches, was a keen proponent of the idea of playing without shin pads and did not wear any in his career.

Germany career

A Euro 1980 qualifying fixture against Wales in October 1979 gave Briegel his first chance to shine for West Germany and he did, enjoying his final breakthrough for his country in the mentioned tournament. He was, then, part of the runner-up campaign of West Germany at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and featured alike in the less successful Euro 1984, all under the coaching of Jupp Derwall. Derwall's successor Franz Beckenbauer kept him in his squads and, so, Briegel was able to take part in his second successive World Cup in Mexico in 1986. He was a regular, still, but finally the key to Argentina's winning goal in the final. Three minutes past Rudi Völler's equaliser and seven minutes short of the proposed extra-time, Briegel was, alongside his defending colleagues, hovering near the centre circle of the Estadio Azteca pitch on 29 June when Diego Maradona's pass was going to get on its way to striker Jorge Burruchaga. With his team-mates aware, all moving forward quickly before that pass happened (to put the Argentinian striker offside), Briegel's hesitation worked as backfire for the West Germans, giving Burruchaga the chance to pounce decisively on them. Power-house Briegel tried to catch Burruchaga up in an attempt to dispossess him, indeed, but Burruchaga game-winning shot happened before Briegel's desperate tackle came to happen. With Beckenbauer not a true fan of his way of playing and him not having any intention to stand in the way of the coach to build a new team ahead of Euro 1988, to be held in West Germany, the tall defender quit Die Nationalmannschaft with this, his 72nd, appearance.

Managerial career

His first job in coaching Briegel did at FC Glarus, a second tier club from Switzerland. He then took the ropes of German lower league side SV Edenkoben before he was given the role of manager at then relegated Bundesliga side SG Wattenscheid 09 in 1994, a stay that didn't work out well. As a consequence he turned his back on coaching, re-joining 1. FC Kaiserslautern as sporting director in 1996. He resigned from that job in October 1997 following a hefty question of authority with the team's manager, Otto Rehhagel. He, later on, return as a director to the club, a decision that saw him being involved in a financial scandal at a time when his main job was head coach of the Albania national football team. Before he accepted the Albanian challenge in December 2002 (he resigned from the role on 9 May 2006), Briegel had various other jobs. He was assistant to Karl-Heinz Feldkamp at Beşiktaş J.K. in Turkey, the successor of Feldkamp at Beşiktaş J.K. (from September 1999 to 30 June 2000) and further on top of coaching at fellow Turkish Super League team Trabzonspor (7 November 2001 – 30 June 2002).

In June 2006 he agreed to a deal with the Football Association of Bahrain, taking over the Bahrain squad from Luka Peruzović. However, he was dismissed on 20 January 2007 during the 2007 Gulf Cup.

Briegel's most recent engagement was coaching Turkish Super League side Ankaragücü, before leaving his post by the end of the 2006–07 season.

Career statistics

[1] [2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
1975–76 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 7 1
1976–77 15 1
1977–78 22 4
1978–79 31 4
1979–80 33 7
1980–81 34 6
1981–82 32 13
1982-83 33 8
1983–84 33 3
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1984–85 Hellas Verona Serie A 27 9
1985–86 28 3
1986–87 Sampdoria Serie A 24 6
1987–88 27 3
Total Germany 240 47
Italy 106 21
Career Total 346 68

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Simple English

Hans-Peter Briegel
Personal information
Full name Hans-Peter Briegel
Date of birth 11 October 1955 (1955-10-11) (age 55)
Place of birth    Rodenbach, West Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1975-1984
1984-1986
1986-1988
1988-1989
Kaiserslautern
Hellas Verona
Sampdoria
Glarus
National team
1979-1986 West Germany
Teams managed
1989-1992
1992-1994
1994-1995
1999-2000
2001-2002
2002-2006
2006-2007
2007
Glarus
Edenkoben
Wattenscheid
Beşiktaş
Trabzonspor
Albania
Bahrain
Ankaragücü

Hans-Peter Briegel (born 11 October, 1955) is a former German football player. He has played for West Germany national team.

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Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
GermanyLeague
1975-76KaiserslauternBundesliga71
1976-77151
1977-78224
1978-79314
1979-80337
1980-81346
1981-823213
1982-83338
1983-84333
ItalyLeague
1984-85Hellas VeronaSerie A279
1985-86283
1986-87SampdoriaSerie A246
1987-88273
CountryGermany 24047
Italy 10621
Total 34668

International career statistics

[2]

Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
197920
1980101
1981101
1982150
1983100
198481
198560
1986111
Total724

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